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Colby Fire Triggers Smoke Advisory For LA, San Bernardino Counties

A smoke advisory was issued Thursday for portions of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties due to the 1,700-acre Colby Fire burning in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/16/2014

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Man Suspected Of Killing Dies In LA Jail Hanging

A 68-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has apparently killed himself at a Los Angeles County jail.


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Supervisors Vote To Restore Cross To LA County Seal

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a motion to add a cross back to the LA County seal after a nearly 10-year absence.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/07/2014

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LA, OC Leads Nation In Adding Construction Employment For 2013

Los Angeles and Orange counties added more construction employment in 2013 than any other metropolitan area in the nation, a trade group said Tuesday.


Tourist take shelter from the scorching sun as they walk on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The heat wave continues to bring hot temperatures to the Southland. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SoCal Temperatures Set Record Highs

Southern Californians should keep that beach umbrella handy and hold off on buying new snow skis — at least through the end of 2013.


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Report: LASD Hiring Program Favored Friends, Relatives

A special program in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that gave preferential hiring treatment to friends and relatives of its employees — even some with criminal records — is now over, according to reports Thursday.


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51 Arrested In Crackdown On LA County Motorcycle Theft Rings

Authorities have busted several professional motorcycle theft rings in Los Angeles County that specialized in stealing sport bikes.


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LA County Inmates Come To Defense Of Deputies In Wake Of Abuse Probes

As four more Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies pleaded Not-Guilty to allegations over inmate abuse, a number of current inmates painted a different picture of life inside Los Angeles County Jail.


Paint Companies Must Pay LA, Ventura Counties To Remove Lead Paint From Older Homes

A judge has ordered paint companies to pay 10 California jurisdictions $1.1 billion to remove lead from millions of older homes.


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Feds Indict 24 For Drug Trafficking In Southern California

Law enforcement officials unsealed three federal indictments on Thursday that charge 24 alleged members and associates of a Pasadena street gang with operating a widespread narcotics network.


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LA County Social Worker Strike Ends

A four-day strike by county social workers ended Tuesday afternoon, with the county asking union leaders to return to the bargaining table.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2013

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LA County Calls In Mediator As Social Workers Strike For Fifth Day

Los Angeles county called in a mediator as a strike by social workers reached its fifth day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2013

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Cyclist Killed In Calabasas ID’d As Former Napster Exec

A 65-year-old cyclist killed in a collision involving a Los Angeles County sheriff’s patrol car in Calabasas over the weekend was a former top executive at Napster.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2013

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Thousands To Join LA County Social Workers’ Strike

A spokesman with the Service Employees International Union Local 721 said up to 10,000 Department of Public Social Services workers will join the strike Monday morning.


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Shop For A Good Cause At 22nd Annual Divine Design In Beverly Hills

Shop for a good cause this weekend at the 22nd annual Divine Design in Beverly Hills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/06/2013